Sunday, February 27, 2011
Jun 6, 2010
So it has finally happened. The family curse of diabetes has caught up with me. I thought it might happen eventually, but not this at this young of an age. For ten days I had been feeling bad. I had needles and pins though my whole body. I was sleeping 12 hours a day. Even when I was awake I felt like going back to sleep. And then, when it was night time, I couldn’t get to sleep.
So I cut out the sugar. And then everything changed. My energy was back. My stamina was back to the way it was when I was 17 years old. I felt tired at night, and I woke up eight hours later feeling fine. For the last five days I have accomplished a lot of things. One day I was on the move from 8am to 11pm.
But I have to admit, as great as I feel, there is a dark side. My addiction to caffeine and sugar has left me craving both. I am now forced to drink weak tea. No more cup and a half of sugar to put in it. No more Coke or Dr. Pepper. No more ice cream. I can’t even think of touching any sort of alcohol. I have to cut out all sugar, and I realize just how tough it is in this fast food nation.
My body has been craving sugar like crazy. I understand how addicts now feel. Even though they feel better now than they ever did on drugs, they still crave them. That’s how I feel. It’s not logical, but it is true.
I feel that I am a better person off the sugar. My girlfriend Roxy (not her real name) likes me much better now that I am off the sugar. I am able to do things with her, and get up at a reasonable hour. I don’t have the mood swings that were occurring. I know this will be a lifetime struggle, but I could think of worse things to have. And at least they make Diet Dr. Pepper.